by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Mein Liebster singt am Haus im...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Mein Liebster singt am Haus im Mondenscheine,
Und ich muß lauschend hier im Bette liegen.
Weg von der Mutter wend' ich mich und weine, 
Blut sind die Thränen, die mir nicht versiegen.
Den breiten Strom am Bett hab' ich geweint,
Weiß nicht vor Thränen, ob der Morgen scheint.
Den breiten Strom am Bett weint' ich vor Sehnen;
Blind haben mich gemacht die blut'gen Thränen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 13.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "My beloved sings by the house in moonlight", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-12-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 64

My beloved sings by the house in moonlight
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My beloved sings by the house in moonlight,
And I must lie here in the bed, listening.
I turn myself away from my mother, and weep;
My tears are blood, and never run dry.
I have wept the broad stream by the bed;
Through my tears I know not if the morning shines.
For longing have I wept the broad stream by the bed;
The bloody tears have made me blind.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-12-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 71